Things to do this Weekend in Singapore (1 – 3 Nov)

1. Rock out at Stärker Music Festival

Source: Starker Music Festival | Facebook

Source: Starker Music Festival | Facebook

Stärker Music Festival is back this year at Zhongshan Park with an exciting lineup of performances, including Taiwanese pop rock band, F.I.R and local acts Tay Kewei and Alfred Sim. Additionally, finalists from Stärker Music Jams, a platform for aspiring musicians, will be performing as well. Expect a full carnival experience with games, finger food and beer, too. Every ticket purchase entitles you to a 330ml bottle of Stärker fresh beer and Golden Fish Bites. Tickets are priced at S$28 each. 

Get your tickets at Peatix. Quote “SHOUT10”  for 10% off your tickets. Vaild till 31st October.

 

Date: 2 Nov 2019

Address: Zhongshan Park

Opening hours: From 3pm 

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2. Have a feast at The Great Grill Out 2019

Source: Guinness | Facebook

Source: Guinness | Facebook

Love a good ol’ barbecue? You’d enjoy The Great Grill Out, a BBQ festival organised by Guinness at Loewen Road. Enjoy mouth-watering dishes from Meat Smith, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, Red Eye Smokehouse and more. Learn how to pair meats with beers from beer sommelier, Ian Colgan, and get your hands on the grill with masterclasses conducted by Weber Grill Academy. There will also be a sustainable market to shop for eco-friendly products. Register by 1 November to get free admission to the festival! If not, tickets are priced at $20. 

 

Date: 2 – 3 Nov 2019

Address: 27A Loewen Rd

Opening hours: 12pm – 10pm 

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3. Go green at The Conscious Festival

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Source: Urban is the New Black | Facebook

Going green goes beyond using metal straws. Find out how to do more for the planet at The Conscious Festival. Connect with over 100 brands, sample healthy and environmentally friendly food, check out interactive art and speak to sustainable experts. Admission is free! 

Date: 2 – 3 Nov 2019

Address: Southbeach Singapore

Opening hours: 11am – 7pm

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4. Experience a fairytale with Disney: The Animation

Source: Frozen

Source: Frozen

Whether you’re a Disney fan or not, we think you’d enjoy this exhibition. Appreciate what goes on behind-the-scenes in the drawing room and marvel at over 500 original paintings and sketches from over the course of 90 years, curated by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library. From timeless classics like Steamboat Willie (1982) to recent blockbusters Moana (2016), the exhibition pays homage to the artistry and technological innovation that have brought Disney’s world-renowned characters to life. 

In addition, get to see exclusive artworks from the upcoming Frozen 2! Tickets are highly in demand, so to avoid disappointment, book them before going down. Prices start from $19. 

Date: Till 29 Mar 2020

Address: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm

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5. Indulge in the hairy crab season at Goodwood Park Hotel

Source: Goodwood Park Hotel

Source: Goodwood Park Hotel

Award-winning Chinese restaurant, Min Jiang, at Goodwood Park Hotel celebrates the hairy crab season with a delectable selection of the prized crustacean prepared in different styles. Choose between à la carte options or two set menus. Highlights from the à la carte menu include the Steamed Hairy Crab with Glutinous Rice served in Bamboo Basket ($82++ per portion) and Baked Hairy Crab with Ginger Rice Wine wrapped in Lotus Leaf ($80++ per portion). The set menus are priced at $148++ and $168++ per person and apart from crabs, include signature dishes like Pan-fried King Prawn with Minced Garlic Chilli Sauce. 

Date: Till 10 Nov 2019

Address: 22 Scotts Road

Opening hours: 11.30am – 10.30pm

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6. Dress to impress at Smoke & Mirrors

Source: Smoke & Mirrors

Source: Smoke & Mirrors

Whoever said Singapore was a boring place for Halloween obviously hasn’t been to Smoke & Mirrors. The cocktail bar will be holding a full-on costume party this year, and you can stand to win attractive prizes for being the top 3 for best-dressed, from a luxurious stay at Grand Park City Hall to a bottle of Black Tears – Cuban Spiced Rum to take home. Also, the first 50 to arrive get to walk away with one of Smoke & Mirrors’ popular concoctions! 

Date: 1 Nov 2019

Address: 1 St Andrew’s Road, #06-01 

Opening hours: 7pm – 11.30pm 

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7. Take a trip down memory lame with Halloween X This Is The 90s

Source: Smoke & Mirrors

Source: Smoke & Mirrors

 2020 may be in just a few months’ time, but music before this new era will never die. Dance the night away to your favourite throwback tunes at Cherry Discotheque, from ABBA to TLC. There will also be at least 300 pieces of retro clothing on sale, so if you’ve been on the hunt for some vintage Tommy Hilfigers, this is your chance. Those who come dressed in costume before midnight get free entry too! 

Date: 1 Nov 2019

Address: 133 Cecil St

Opening hours: 10.30pm – 3am

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8. Mingle at a Singles Party

Source: White Label Records

Source: White Label Records

Calling all singles! Join record store bar, White Label Records, for a night of good company and stellar music at their inaugural singles party. A plus one not required. And although the party only starts at 8pm, enjoy $9 house pour cocktails if you head down early from 4pm to 8pm! 

Date: 2 Nov 2019

Address: 28 Ann Siang Road 

Opening hours: 8.30pm – 1am 

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9. Poh Heng Hello Kitty Bakery

Source: Poh Heng

Source: Poh Heng

 

To celebrate Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary, Poh Heng will transform its Orchard Road boutique window display into a Parisan-style Hello Kitty bakery. Take pictures against a pretty pink backdrop in Poh Heng’s polaroid photobooth, and stand a chance to win a limited edition Poh Heng Hello Kitty clutch! Also, for one day only, get your hands on a specially designed Hello Kitty collection at Poh Heng’s Orchard Road branch. 

Date: 1 Nov 2019

Address: 321 Orchard Rd, Orchard Shopping Centre

Opening hours: 12pm – 8pm 

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10. Durian dessert buffet

Source: Goodwood Park Hotel

Source: Goodwood Park Hotel

Eat to your heart’s content at Goodwood Park Hotel’s Dessert Buffet with Mao Shan Wang and D24 Durian Delights. This year’s lineup include signature mainstays such as D24 Ice Cream and D24 Pandan Lapis Coconut Cake, a durian mousse layered between moist pandan sponge. Other exciting items include D24 Éclair; D24 Pudding; D24 Chendol Pudding; D24 Hazelnut Crumble Tart; Mao Shan Wang Swiss Roll, and a ‘live’ Mao Shan Wang Pancake station. From $46.80++ per person.

Date: Till 10 Nov 2019

Address: 22 Scotts Road

Opening hours: 12pm – 10.30pm 

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11. Have a hella good time at the Bubble Tea Factory

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Source: The Bubble Tea Factory | Facebook

At the bubble tea factory, you don’t just drink bubble tea. Get ready to whip out your cameras as this whole place is filled with plenty of IG-worthy spots, from a forest-themed one to blue coral utopioca. There’s even a bathtub filled with ‘cash’ and a bubble tea airline section! 

Here’s the best part – you get to bring home a cup of bubble tea for free! If you wish to bring home some memories, bobba-themed merchandise are available for purchase, including bubble tea-centric snacks. 

Admission costs $24/pax on weekdays and $28/pax on weekends

Date: Till 18 Dec

Address: Scape underground Orchard

Opening hours: 10am-10pm (Sat-Sun), 4-10pm (Mon-Fri)

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